noun – A person who introduces new methods, ideas, or products.
At The Franklin Foundation for Innovation – we’re all innovators. What would you expect? It’s who we say we are from the very beginning. Started by a millennial, powered by doers, and supported by change-agents we are a fast-paced, agile, and innovative nonprofit organization, driven to succeed in our mission to protect and support our American public education system.
Our motto: we’re all stakeholders; whether you’re a parent or grandparent, college student or seasoned professional, we all have a stake. An America with a broken public education system is an America with a tenuous future.
The Franklin Foundation for Innovation’s culture is a culture of “doers.” Nothing is impossible, no issue too large to tackle, no reality too difficult to develop a solution for. Our logo’s meaning follows our idea of taking seemingly impossible and disjointed goals around education and developing solutions that produce practical outcomes. We pride ourselves on our rigorous standards for results management and are focused on reinventing the art of philanthropy to make philanthrocapitalism a reality that can help defend our public education infrastructure from corporatization and profiteering. A big endeavor, we know…but “doers” never say “can’t.”
"The amount of stuff I've learned working with the CEO has been incredible. He is a tech nerd like me which made it even better. His management style is great. You get to work on stuff that you know is critical to the organization and critical to the cause and that's why I volunteer my time. My friends ask me when I'm working at like 3am on stuff if I get paid for my time and I tell them that I'm learning for free, more than I did in college getting a MIS degree so ya. Great organization and I hope all our hard work makes changes for the better."
"Everyone is really nice, and its cool that your office is wherever you are and want to work. I learned a lot about the role politics plays in education and I'm thinking I might want to join the foundation after school is out because the system is really messed up and we can't leave it like that we have to do something about it. I think I spent 3 months doing something about it last spring and I am happy I got to do that."
"I think what's rewarding about working with the foundation is that you're working WITH and not FOR. Too often people end up working for a company instead of working with people - and our's is a common cause, we want to help support public education for ourselves and our own future kids and their kids. That's a mission anyone who cares about anything can get behind I think."
"The internship was great. I got the opportunity to learn a lot of information about education I was never aware of before and helping others learn more about the issues felt rewarding and satisfying for me."
We are always in need of active part-time professional and retired professionals, in both paid and volunteer positions, to aid the organization in achieving its mission and supporting our partner organizations. If this sounds like you, and you consider yourself an agent of change interested in protecting our public schools, please submit your resume and basic information and someone from our talent acquisition team will be in touch.
Thank you for your interest!